State Assembly Member (CA-54)
Employer / Organization
Jun 02, 2020
Feb 10, 2020 - Mar 06, 2020
The California State Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral California State legislature. The assembly is comprised of 80 members, each of whom represent at least 465,000 constituents within their respective districts. The state assembly has 30 standing committees ranging from appropriations, to higher education, to transportation. Primary responsibilities of an assembly member include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. Each assembly member serves a two-year term, with a six term limit, if elected after 2012. The salary of this position is $95,291 per year, plus a per diem of $138 per day for every day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the county clerk's office of your official residence to verify that you qualify for the position. All candidate filings for all California positions are handled by the county elections office of the candidate's official residence. You should also verify that you meet any other requirements (for example, living within the district for a specified amount of time prior to the election). Most county elections departments understand that first time candidates may have some additional questions or concerns, and they will answer questions when you are picking up your paperwork, or will allow you to schedule an appointment to speak with someone. 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from the county elections office and complete the paperwork required. If there is any difficulty in connecting with this office, contact the California Secretary of State's Elections Division at (916) 657-2166 or http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections to help obtain the correct contact information for your county elections department. 3) Submit the candidacy papers within the 113-88 day filing window prior to the election (most California elections use the 113-88 day filing window). After completing this paperwork and filing it with the county elections office of your residence you will then appear on the ballot for the statewide June "Top Two" election, where the top two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November general election; the eventual winner of the November election will be the candidate elected to the office. If you have any questions regarding running for this position, contact your county's elections office or the California Secretary of State Elections Division as soon as possible.
Submit application to:
CA Secretary of State-Elections, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, US